Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
It started with this Sulky 12 wt Blendables thread, number 713-4119. I have owned it for over a year and had not used it. I find this color combination a difficult one to use, my opinion and I am sticking to it. Over the past year I have tried at least 3 projects that I thought would be able to use it but, up until now the thread has proved to be an unacceptable choice. Rather than toss it in with all of the threads, It has been out front and center on one of my sewing shelves, In my face, sort of speak, so that I would think of something to do with it. It has taken over a year, but one day a couple months ago it hit me.
French Kittie used to be part of a litter of kitties, but they have all been given away and found homes. Here are some of them on the way to the United States to be adopted. They were part of a Christmas ornament exchange.
I used four different Sulky products to make him.
A much better choice. So, as soon as I proof the pattern I will change his stitch. In the meantime, I have to let him sit for a while to see if I think his legs are too long or that I don't like is tail or maybe he is too fat or thin. I will also look at him and the way he stands. Is his face cute enough? Are the ears in the correct location and are they big enough. Time will tell me.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Let's take a tour of what you need and where to start.
Here is one of the rings after it is placed in the Battenburg lace design. This picture to me is like when someone checks the inside of your garment to see how well you finished the seams.
All of the fill stitches also known as Point Lace came from one of the two books, So here now were two of the 4 butterflies I made.. I learned a lot
So, back to the book, I found this lace:
Here is a close up, hopefully you can see the embroidery better.